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General springs, or SOR, put add-a-leafs (about $150 a pair) in with your original stock springs, or OME light/light and full a leaf put of each pack. Theres four options right there.
 
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SOR also has a good shackle and bushing kit for stock springs. Can't recall if they come with the U bolts. Don't forget the rear pads. City Racer and others sell them.
 

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I just bought an 85 and the suspension is worn out, but just like you, I don't want a lift (at least at this point with small kids :) ). Did you purchase leafs from General Spring? If not, what did you end up going with? Also, did you replace shocks? It seems like for my setup, Bilsteins might do the trick.
If the main issue is the saggy rear end common with the FJ60 you could just buy some used FJ62 springs to level it out.
 
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General springs, or SOR, put add-a-leafs (about $150 a pair) in with your original stock springs, or OME light/light and full a leaf put of each pack. Theres four options right there.
Great point - I'm definitely new to Land Cruisers, so didn't know about the add-a-leafs or pulling leafs from OME light/lights - thanks for sharing.
 
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SOR also has a good shackle and bushing kit for stock springs. Can't recall if they come with the U bolts. Don't forget the rear pads. City Racer and others sell them.
Yup, was planning on replacing the shackles and bushings as well. The SOR stuff looks great.
 
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Ok, ordered the parts for a suspension refresh. Leafs from General Spring, heavy duty shackles from BTB, 555 tie rod ends from Cruiser Teq and a OME steering stabilizer. That should tighten things up and make the ride a bit smoother.
 
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Ok, ordered the parts for a suspension refresh. Leafs from General Spring, heavy duty shackles from BTB, 555 tie rod ends from Cruiser Teq and a OME steering stabilizer. That should tighten things up and make the ride a bit smoother.
Did you order spring bushings too?
 
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SOR for sure.

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Last thing on the list, but the kids woke up before I could finish researching and buying. Looks like the SOR bushings are the way to go—any recommendations?
Poly bushings will be firmer and usually a little easier to install. But you will have to replace them more often. The factory style rubber ones will last for years and years without issue.
 
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Ok, ordered the parts for a suspension refresh. Leafs from General Spring, heavy duty shackles from BTB, 555 tie rod ends from Cruiser Teq and a OME steering stabilizer. That should tighten things up and make the ride a bit smoother.
This is great, nice work! Any chance you could summarize a complete list of part numbers, source, price for anyone looking to do this upgrade in the future (myself included)?
 
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Poly bushings will be firmer and usually a little easier to install. But you will have to replace them more often. The factory style rubber ones will last for years and years without issue.
Got it - super helpful. I went ahead and ordered the SORs, will see how they do.
 
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This is a great suggestion - this would have been really helpful :)
This is great, nice work! Any chance you could summarize a complete list of part numbers, source, price for anyone looking to do this upgrade in the future (myself included)?

I'm building out a Google Sheet that includes links, parts, part numbers and links to research I've done (most of which are links from this forum). I can make it public when it's a bit more cleaned up, but here's a table of everything I ordered, including links, part numbers and price (note price is total price for parts where I ordered a quantity of more than 1).

Sadly, the front leafs don't get here until April, so the suspension and steering refresh is on hold. I'll probably tackle the AC next - I have most of the parts in a box that came with the truck when I bought it.

CategoryPartStatusSupplierPart numberQuantityTotal costNotes/helpful links
SuspensionLeaf Springs - front1981 - 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser front leaf spring, 5 leaves - https://www.generalspringkc.com/1981-1987-toyota-land-cruiser-front-leaf-spring-5-leaves/SKU: 90-1121 set (2 inc.)$179.99Stock height springs for an FJ60 - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/stock-height-springs-for-an-fj60.1270389/
SuspensionLeaf Springs - front1981 - 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser rear leaf spring, 6 leaves - https://www.generalspringkc.com/1981-1987-toyota-land-cruiser-rear-leaf-spring-6-leaves/SKU: 90-1051 set (2 inc.)$189.99
SteeringSteering stabilizerNeed to pick upARB Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer - OMESD24 - https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/arb-old-man-emu-steering-stabilizer-omesd24/_/R-BHWQ-OMESD24OMESD241$97
SteeringTie rod endsShippedTie Rod End Kit - Fits 8/80'-90 60/61/62 Series Right Hand Drive - https://cruiserteq.com/tie-rod-end-kit-fits-8-80-90-60-61-62-series-right-hand-drive/SKU:TRE69060RHD1 (kit)$122.50Tie Rod ends. Which ones do I buy? - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/tie-rod-ends-which-ones-do-i-buy.1260112/
SuspensionLeaf spring and shackle bushingsOrderedLand Cruiser Polyurethane Leaf Spring & Shackle Bushings - https://www.sor.com/cat289.sor289-60-C24$63.60Need New Stock Sway Bar End Links - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/need-new-stock-sway-bar-end-links.797121/
SuspensionShacklesArrivedFJ40 FJ60 FJ62 BJ40 BJ42 HJ47 Spring Shackles Greasable 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 - BTB Products - Land Cruiser Restoration and Parts - https://btbprod.com/product/springs-shackles-greasable-fj40-bj40-fj60-62/SKU: 40-41762 (2 inc.)$118Current shackles are longer than stock shackels purchased - it looks like the current springs are sagging, which makes sense
SuspensionStabilizer bushingsOrderedhttps://cruisercorps.com/collections/bushings/products/sway-bar-stabilizer-bushing-front-fj62-oemSKU: A2122$34.12
 
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This is a great suggestion - this would have been really helpful :)


I'm building out a Google Sheet that includes links, parts, part numbers and links to research I've done (most of which are links from this forum). I can make it public when it's a bit more cleaned up, but here's a table of everything I ordered, including links, part numbers and price (note price is total price for parts where I ordered a quantity of more than 1).

Sadly, the front leafs don't get here until April, so the suspension and steering refresh is on hold. I'll probably tackle the AC next - I have most of the parts in a box that came with the truck when I bought it.

CategoryPartStatusSupplierPart numberQuantityTotal costNotes/helpful links
SuspensionLeaf Springs - front1981 - 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser front leaf spring, 5 leaves - https://www.generalspringkc.com/1981-1987-toyota-land-cruiser-front-leaf-spring-5-leaves/SKU: 90-1121 set (2 inc.)$179.99Stock height springs for an FJ60 - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/stock-height-springs-for-an-fj60.1270389/
SuspensionLeaf Springs - front1981 - 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser rear leaf spring, 6 leaves - https://www.generalspringkc.com/1981-1987-toyota-land-cruiser-rear-leaf-spring-6-leaves/SKU: 90-1051 set (2 inc.)$189.99
SteeringSteering stabilizerNeed to pick upARB Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer - OMESD24 - https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/arb-old-man-emu-steering-stabilizer-omesd24/_/R-BHWQ-OMESD24OMESD241$97
SteeringTie rod endsShippedTie Rod End Kit - Fits 8/80'-90 60/61/62 Series Right Hand Drive - https://cruiserteq.com/tie-rod-end-kit-fits-8-80-90-60-61-62-series-right-hand-drive/SKU:TRE69060RHD1 (kit)$122.50Tie Rod ends. Which ones do I buy? - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/tie-rod-ends-which-ones-do-i-buy.1260112/
SuspensionLeaf spring and shackle bushingsOrderedLand Cruiser Polyurethane Leaf Spring & Shackle Bushings - https://www.sor.com/cat289.sor289-60-C24$63.60Need New Stock Sway Bar End Links - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/need-new-stock-sway-bar-end-links.797121/
SuspensionShacklesArrivedFJ40 FJ60 FJ62 BJ40 BJ42 HJ47 Spring Shackles Greasable 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 - BTB Products - Land Cruiser Restoration and Parts - https://btbprod.com/product/springs-shackles-greasable-fj40-bj40-fj60-62/SKU: 40-41762 (2 inc.)$118Current shackles are longer than stock shackels purchased - it looks like the current springs are sagging, which makes sense
SuspensionStabilizer bushingsOrderedFront & Rear Sway Bar Stabilizer Bushing Set - OEM - FJ60 & FJ62 1980 - 1990 - https://cruisercorps.com/collections/bushings/products/sway-bar-stabilizer-bushing-front-fj62-oemSKU: A2122$34.12
Great idea. Thanks for posting these links.
 

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